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Turkeys more expensive, gas cheaper this Thanksgiving
Turkeys more expensive, gas cheaper this Thanksgiving (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Thanksgiving 2014: Gas Prices Down, Turkey Prices Up

If you're traveling for the holiday, you will save at the pump, but the turkey will cost you more.

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Kennewick School District seeks bond in February
Kennewick School District seeks bond in February (Kennewick school district)
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Kennewick Voters to Decide on School Bond in February – 5 New Schools Planned

It will be one of the larger expansion projects for the Kennewick School District in a number of years, as the district has grown by over 2,000 more students.

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GESA Queensgate Branch
GESA Queensgate Branch (Courtesy of GESA Credit Union Facebook page)
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Central WA Federal Credit Union of Yakima To Merge with GESA Credit Union in December

Saying difficulties in "surviving" was the primary factor,  Central Washington Federal Credit Union of Yakima has finalized it's plans to merge with GESA Credit Union, who is based out of Tri-Cities.

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Kennewick Irrigation District
Kennewick Irrigation District (Courtesy Kennewick Irrigation District)
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Kennewick Irrigation District Gets Results of State Audit

Annually,  the district has the books pored over by the state.

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Washington state's national tax rank released.
Washington state's national tax rank released. (Washington state legislative website)
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Washington State Sales Tax Among Worst in Nation, Says Annual Report

The Tax Foundation has released it's annual State Business Tax Climate, and Washington state is a mixed bag of results.

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Oregon to test pay-per-mile tas tax
Oregon to test pay-per-mile tas tax (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Gas Tax Program – Your Gas Tax Would Skyrocket

We've warned you about it,  you've heard about it back East, now Oregon wants to "test" it.

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Spokane gas war drops prices well below Eastern Washington average
Spokane gas war drops prices well below Eastern Washington average (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)
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North Spokane ‘Gas War’ Drops Prices to $2.89 Per Gallon!

A trio of gas stations in North Spokane have been engaging in what they can an "unintentional" gas price war, and it seems it's going to stay that way.

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Many projects were mothballed or abandoned
Many projects were mothballed or abandoned (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Congressional Report Blasts Government Money Spent on Massages for Rabbits, Other Waste

Every year, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R)  releases the "Wastebook" Report, a detailed look at useless, frivolous and ridiculous government spending.

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Who has the most Political Action Committee money?
Who has the most Political Action Committee money? (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Which 4th. District Candidate Has the Most PAC Money?

Political Action Committees are viewed as great benefactors, or as the bane of politics.  It just depends upon whom you talk to.

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Inslee approves pay hike for state union workers
Inslee approves pay hike for state union workers (Wa state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee Ok’s $600 Million Pay Raise for State Workers – Special Labor Union Deals

Watchdog groups such as ShiftWa and The Freedom Foundation have been watching closely as Gov. Inslee has been holding less than transparent negotiations with various labor union leaders who represent thousands of state workers.  And now, despite well over a one billion dollar budget shortfall,  some 60,000 state workers are going to get a 5% increase over the next five years.

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